Poco F2 Pro vs Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro – What’s The Difference?

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Xiaomi makes both the Poco F2 Pro, the Poco F2, and the Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro – so what’s the difference with respect to price, specs, and performance? Let’s investigate…

The Poco F2 Pro and Poco F2 are now official, bringing flagship specs – including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 CPU – to the market for less than $500.

  • Poco F2 Pro Price | £414.18 / $499.99 | Retailer: BANGGOOD
  • Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro | £564.40 / $520.99 | Retailer: BANGGOOD

The Poco F2 Pro, however, is more or less identical to the Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro, as you can see below, so what, exactly, is the deal here?

Poco F2 Pro vs Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro – The Specs

Brand Poco Xiaomi
Model F2 Pro Redmi K30 Pro
Release date 12th May 2020 24th March 2020
Dimensions (mm) 163.30 x 75.40 x 8.90 163.30 x 75.40 x 8.90
Weight (g) 218.00 218.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4700 4700
Removable battery No No
Fast charging Proprietary Proprietary
Wireless charging No No
Colors Cyber Grey, Electric Purple, Neon Blue, Phantom White Moonlight White, Sky Blue, Star Ring Purple, Space Gray
Screen size (inches) 6.67 6.67
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 1080×2400 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 20:9
Processor octa-core octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 6GB 6GB
Internal storage 128GB 128GB
Expandable storage No No
Rear camera 64-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel 64-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes Yes
Rear flash Yes Yes
Front camera 20-megapixel 20-megapixel
Pop-Up Camera Yes Yes
Operating system Android 10 Android 10
Skin MIUI 11 MIUI 11
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.10 Yes, v 5.10
NFC Yes Yes
USB Type-C Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes

Poco F2 Pro vs Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro – Main Differences? 

As you can see in the table above, the Poco F2 Pro and Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro are more or less identical with respect to specs and hardware. They run the same CPU, the same amount of memory and storage, the same camera setup, are the exact same dimensions and feature the same size AMOLED displays.

Even when you get down to things like connectivity, the phones are more or less identical; they both have a 4700mAh battery that supports 30W fast wireless charging; they both support 5G; they both Bluetooth 5.1; they both come with in-display fingerprint readers; they both have WiFi 6; and, finally, they both come with 20MP pop-up cameras for selfies.

In fact, the only real difference between the two phones relates to their designs; the two handsets do look different, even if the internals are more or less the same. Even here, though, it’s only a very slight difference and mostly it relates to color options. The Poco F2 Pro is available in Cyber Grey, Electric Purple, Neon Blue, Phantom White.

The Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro is available in the following colors: Moonlight White, Sky Blue, Star Ring Purple, and Space Grey. All the buttons and ports are located in the same place as well, as you can see in the image below.

For the most part, if you’re looking at these two handsets, there really isn’t anything to separate them. Xiaomi is a more “visible” brand name than Poco but this point is kind of moot because Xiaomi owns Poco which means Poco runs the same MIUI on Android 10 as the Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro, so even the software will look and function similarly.

Poco F2 Pro vs Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro – Camera Tech

As noted in the table and in an earlier paragraph, both the Poco F2 Pro and the Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro feature 20MP pop-up cameras. On the rear of the Poco F2 Pro, you have a quad-camera array made up of the following lenses:

  • 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor w/ OIS
  • 5-megapixel telemacro camera
  • 13-megapixel wide-angle (123-degree field of view)
  • 2-megapixel depth sensor

And here’s the Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro camera specs:

  • 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor w/ OIS
  • 5-megapixel macro camera
  • 13-megapixel wide-angle (123-degree field of view)
  • 2-megapixel depth sensor

As you can see, pretty similar. The only slight difference is that the Poco F2 Pro has a slightly different macro sensor – it has a 5-megapixel telemacro camera, whereas the RedMi K30 Pro has a 5-megapixel macro camera. I haven’t tested either of these phones, as they’ve only just launched, so this could be the same setup just under a different name.

Either way, save for that one small detail, the Poco F2 Pro and Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro run more or less the same camera setups.

Poco F2 Pro vs Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro – Price

Here’s a breakdown of the pricing for the Poco F2 Pro and the Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro:

  • Poco F2 Pro Price | £414.18 / $499.99 | Retailer: BANGGOOD
  • Xiaomi RedMi K30 Pro | £564.40 / $520.99 | Retailer: BANGGOOD

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